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 Offer,Handel: Acis and Galatea & Messiah

Joan Sutherland (soprano), Grace Bumbry (alto), Kenneth McKellar (tenor) & David Ward (bass), soprano (Galatea), Sir Peter Pears, tenor (Acis), bass (Polyphemus) & David Galliver, tenor (Damon), Owen Brannigan (bass), Kenneth McKellar (tenor)

London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra,...

The cast selected for this recording is excellent, and each of the four principal singers possesses a telling dramatic style as well as a fine command of phrasing and timbre. Joan Sutherland... More…

4 CDs

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Contents

Handel: Messiah

Overture

Recitative. Comfort Ye My People

Aria. Every Valley Shall Be Exalted

Chorus. And The Glory Of The Lord

Recitative. Thus Saith The Lord

Aria. But Who May Abide The Day Of His Coming?

Chorus. And He Shall Purify

Recitative. Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive

Recitative. For, Behold, A Darkness Shall Cover the Earth

Aria. The People That Walked In Darkness

Chorus. For Unto Us A Child Is Born

Pastoral Symphony

Recitative. There Were Shepherds Abiding In The Field

Chorus. Glory to God

Aria. Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter Of Zion

Recitative. Then Shall The Eyes… He shall feed

Chorus. His Yoke Is Easy, And His Burthen Is Light

Chorus. Behold The Lamb Of God

Aria. He Was Despised

Chorus. Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs

Chorus. And With His Stripes We Are Healed

Chorus. All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray

Recitative & Chorus: All they that see him.. He trusted in God

Recitative. Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart

Arioso. Behold, And See If There Be Any Sorrow

Recitative and Air: He was cut off..But thour didst not leave

Chorus. Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates

Recitative & Chorus: unto which of the angels...Let all the angels of God

Air: Thou art gone up on high

Chorus: The Lord gave the word

Aria. How Beautiful Are The Feet Of Them

Chorus. Their Sound Is Gone Out Into All Lands

Aria. Why Do The Nations So Furiously Rage

Chorus. Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder

Recitative & Air: He that dwelleth in heaven..Thou shalt break them

Chorus. Hallelujah!

Aria. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

Chorus. Since By Man Came Death

Recitative & Air: Behold, I Tell You A Mystery… The trumpet shall sound

Recitiative, Duet & Chorus: Then shall be brought…

Aria. If God Be For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?

Chorus. Worthy Is The Lamb

BONUS: Recitative & Arioso: Thy rebuke hath broken…Behold and see (alternative version)

Handel: Acis and Galatea

Sinfonia

Chorus: Oh, the pleasure of the plains!

Accompagnato: Ye verdant plains & woody mountains (Galatea)

Air: Hush, ye pretty warbling choir! (Galatea)

Air: Where shall I seek the charming fair? (Acis)

Recitative: Stay, shepherd, stay! (Damon)

Air: Shepherd, what art thou pursuing? (Damon)

Recitative: Lo, here my love (Acis)

Air: Love in her eyes sits playing (Acis)

Recitative: Oh didst thou know the pains of absent love (Galatea)

Air: As when the dove laments her love (Galatea)

Duet: Happy, happy we! (Acis & Galatea)

Chorus: Wretched lovers!

Accompagnato: I rage - I melt - I burn! (Polyphemus)

Air: O ruddier than the cherry (Polyphemus)

Recitative: Whither, fairest, art thou running (Polyphemus, Galatea)

Air: Cease to beauty to be suing (Polyphemus)

Would you gain the tender creature (Coridon)

Recitative: His hideous love provokes my rage (Acis)

Air: Love sounds th' alarm

Air: Consider, fond shepherd

Recitative: Cease, oh cease, thou gentle youth

Trio: The flocks shall leave the mountains (Galatea, Acis, Polyphemus)

Accompagnato: Help, Galatea! Help, ye parent gods! (Acis)

Chorus: Mourn, all ye muses

Solo & Chorus: Must I Acis still bemoan (Galatea)

Recitative: 'Tis done! Thus I exert my pow'r divine (Galatea)

Air: Heart, the seat of soft delight (Galatea)

Chorus: Galatea, dry thy tears

BONUS: Air: O ruddier than the cherry (Polyphemus) (alternative version)